Arkad for Zilio A&C
Early sketch of the rhythm and tempo of the arches. Example of the Arkad collection integrating with the architecture, becoming a natural part of it. Visiting Zilio A&C. Unwrapping prototypes. Add-ons? Add-ons? Add-ons? Light and shadow study on Arkad with backrest.
The Arkad family is inspired by aesthetics from the world of architecture. We explored different shapes – drawing upon distinctive characteristics within the built environment – and experimented with smaller scales. We discovered a shape that we liked while transforming the negative space within an arch into a positive form. When putting several positive arches in a row, they create an ‘‘arcade’’, which translates to the product name “Arkad” in Swedish.
The arches have a familiar and uncomplicated shape, but together they create a rhythm that brings a dynamism to the product. The collection consists of three different shape variations. They can be used separately or connected into larger combinations – and in this way change the expression and function to fit the space they are in.
for Zilio A&C
Staffan Sundström, Note
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